Frank Woodley

MC Melbourne & VIC

About Frank Woodley

Frank Woodley is built from funny – it’s in his bones, whether he’s being a comedian, clown, actor or acrobat he is constantly creating characters and worlds to engage audiences of all ages. Since emerging from the acclaimed duo Lano and Woodley in 2006 Frank has created four new stage shows and his own ABC series Woodley. 2013 saw Frank open at the Sydney Festival, collaborating with acclaimed acrobat Simon in INSIDE which is set to tour Australia through the year.

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Since hanging up his hat with Lano & Woodley, Frank has been busier than a bee (bees are allegedly flat out). His smash hit solo show Possessed played across Australia and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with packed houses and rave reviews. In addition, his animated short, Chicken of God, received an AFI nomination and he won the coveted Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Fringe for his role of Candide in the Malthouse Theatre production of Optimism.

Frank was also a regular guest on ABC TV’s music quiz show Spicks and Specks and Network TEN’s Good News Week and an audience favourite on Thank God You’re Here. 2012 saw the much anticipated debut of Woodley on ABC TV. Created by, written, produced and starring Frank as the title character opposite the incredible talent of Justine Clarke and newcomer Alexandra Cashmere, Woodley is a romantic comedy filled with virtuosic physical mayhem. It also resulted in Frank receiving and AACTA nomination for Best Performance in a Television Comedy.

Australia’s most visually compelling comedian was never far from the stage – doing live stand up in the unique song singing, limb flinging Woodley way. It was no surprise that Frank’s 2010 solo tour, Bewilderbeest, quickly sold out around the country, firmly cementing him as one of Australia’s most-loved comedians. In 2012, Frank was back on stage with his new show Bemusement Park. In 2013 Frank premiered a more daring stage show, this time alongside Simon Yates from acclaimed physical troupe, acrobat, with Inside. This Kafka-esque piece puts two clowns in prison and premiered at the 2013 Sydney Festival before touring to Adelaide and Melbourne.

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